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Boccaccio's Decameron

This course will examine Boccaccio’s late-medieval masterpiece, a series of 100 tales told within the frame story of a group of 10 young people who take refuge in a country home, after fleeing plague-ridden Florence. The relevance in this unique historical moment is clear, and the stories provide an overview of the author’s sentiments on morality, human resilience, and society.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with The Decameron and its literary legacies
  • An understanding of the cultural context in which Boccaccio lived and wrote

Ideal for

  • Anyone wishing to delve into classical and pre-Renaissance literature
  • Those with an interest in Italian literature, history, and culture
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2021
    • Date

      Jun 17 - Aug 5
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Bovi, Eva
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $549